I was wasting time on First-Pick today (what's new?) and I put together a draft that I think you'll like. I think it stands a fair chance of happening, and it got a 5772 from First-Pick, plus it meets all of our needs. Tell me what you think!
Round 1 Pick 30 (S.F.): C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama (A-)
I really don't get A- here, but whatever. I was hoping for Shazier, but when both he and Mosley were available, I couldn't pass up the Alabama product. He fills the hole in the middle of the D immediately.
Round 2 Pick 21: Jimmie Ward, SS, Northern Illinois (A)
Terrence Brooks and Bucannon were available here. Do you guys agree with Ward over those two? It seemed like the best value; heck, draftniks are projecting Ward as a fringe first-rounder, and he'd fit nicely at the back end of our D.
Round 3 Pick 2 (WASH): Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington (A)
I packaged a third-rounder from San Fran and our own to move up and snatch one of the top four tight ends.Niklas got picked right before ASJ, and the Notre Dame product is my favorite TE prospect this year, but I'll settle for an athletic pass-catcher who has the potential to block, too. Our TE coaches will teach him, and he's a field-stretcher we can use from Week 1.
Round 3 Pick 34 (COMP): Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson (A)
Aaaahhhh. Big, fast wideout. He fits nicely into the niche of 'physically freakish receiver' that we've lacked. I don't like his lack of production at Clemson, but DeAndre Hopkins and Sammy Watkins do tend to catch passes occasionally. He might have the best upside in the wideout class outside of Watkins and Evans, and Edgar Bennett has molded plenty of capable players, capable being a bit of an understatement.
Round 4 Pick 21: C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Iowa (A-)
Our second tight end gives us a real blocker in case ASJ isn't any good at that, plus he's a reliable target. Two tight-end sets in the redzone would be scary.
Round 5 Pick 21: Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia (A)
I'm a Murray fan. He gives hope to short(ish) people everywhere, and his leadership at UGA was undeniable. I think he'll be an excellent backup to Rodgers in the long-term, and for next season, we've got Flynn. Murray can recover from his injury and learn the playbook so he's ready to compete for the backup job in 2015.
Round 5 Pick 36 (COMP): Kevin Pierre-Louis, OLB, Boston College (A)
I don't know a whole lot about Pierre-Louis, but he seems to be very athletic (4.5 forty-yard dash.) He'll contribute as a situational pass-rusher.
Round 6 Pick 21: James White, RB, Wisconsin (A)
IDK, I didn't want to mess with my First-Pick grade, so I picked a guy who I knew gets an A in the 6th. If Max Bullough is somehow here in real life, I'd jump at the opportunity. White can compete for a situational role, although there might be a logjam at running back in the status quo.
Round 7 Pick 21: Trey Millard, FB, Oklahoma (A)
In a perfect world, we'll place Millard on the practice squad and let him learn from John Kuhn, who he can replace next season. I'm not sure it will work out that way, but if it does, we get a versatile player who can contribute as Kuhn did.
Any thoughts? Picks I shouldn't have made?